• Historical Society of Central Florida Honors Hitt for Lifetime Achievements

    UCF President John C. Hitt was honored Thursday night with the John Young History Maker Award, presented annually by the Historical Society of Central Florida in recognition of lifetime achievements that have made an impact on the community. The award, named after Orlando’s hometown astronaut, is the society’s highest honor. Hitt became president of UCF […]

  • #UCFBusiness Careerfest Connects Students and Alumni

    Earlier this month, nearly 400 UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) students gathered at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center for Careerfest, a series of alumni speaker panels designed to give students insight into life after graduation. The 30 alumni panelists spoke on a variety of topics ranging from major-specific career opportunities to shattering the “glass ceiling.” […]

  • President's Partnership Reception Recognizes FAIRWINDS Credit Union and Others

    The President’s Partnership Reception, an annual event to honor the philanthropic support provided by UCF’s corporate partners, was held Wednesday evening at The Burnett House, the President’s Home on campus. Key donors to the university were recognized and a special partnership award was presented to FAIRWINDS Credit Union for their years of philanthropy, service and […]

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  • LEAD Scholars Work to Change a Vicious Cycle

    Amid the beauty and history of Charleston, South Carolina, a group of LEAD Scholars spent Spring Break working to change the vicious cycle of human trafficking. Nine students were chosen to attend the Alternative Break Program trip: Julie Deslauriers, David Dill, Clarence Emile, Casey Field, Meghan Ginn, Yejide Giwa, Amy Maitner, Karen Rodriguez and Maya […]

  • UCF Leader in Photonics, Makes Bid For Game Changing Grant

    Just like the industrial revolution and the information age transformed our society, the age of light promises to propel the nation into the next century of innovation. The University of Central Florida is a leader in this exciting field that studies light and all the things it can do from creating sensors that detect cancer […]

  • UCF Creates Virtual Forum for Florida and Missouri Students to Discuss Race, Policing

    UCF this week created a virtual forum for high school students from Orlando and Jennings and Ferguson, Mo., to talk about race, police practices and communities. Their conversation touched on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., and the role students can play […]

  • Sales Education Foundation names #UCFBusiness on 2015 “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” List

    The UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness)’s Professional Selling Program has been recognized as a “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” program. The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) will release the 2015 Annual, featuring this highly-anticipated listing, by the end of April. These university programs are recognized for preparing students for careers in professional selling and […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.